Townsmen VR uses the exciting possibilities of virtual reality to further enhance the classic city building game with entirely new gameplay experiences and interactive mechanics.
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Mixed (168) - 63% of the 168 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We decided to go into Early Access because we wanted to present our idea to the public, getting feedback, collecting ideas, and evaluating the potential of such a game. The original plan was to add features on the way of finishing the game to have the usual Early Access development flow.
But the feedback was so good (including winning some awards) and the ideas so many and big in scope, that we realized we have to start from scratch in order to achieve the vision of the game that now formed in our heads.
It also turned out that releasing updates to the public during the development would just mean extra work for us (testing and bug fixing) and make the overall development take longer. While this was kind of clear from the start, the original plan was to have the game ready within a year and we didn’t expect it to become this complex so that incremental updates for the public wouldn’t have been such an issue. So the plan changed to only release the full version to the public and offer no beta test phases or similar.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The original plan was to release the game in 2019. Due to the increased scope of the game and difficult times in general, we now target a release in 2021.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The EA version only offers one island to play around while the full version will have at least 13 islands. The number of buildings expands from 10 to over 20 buildings with over 30 additional addons and upgrades to be attached. Also, the amount of resources increases from 12 to around 30. There will be a story conveyed with an English voiceover that will guide you through the game. Also, the fighting mechanic will be improved and extended.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Townsmen VR has all of the core mechanics in place to allow for an enjoyable gameplay experience.
Currently, players can play on one island, build up their economy, and fend off bandit attacks. The game offers many different buildings, resources, and jobs as well as an elaborate tutorial featuring the loyal companion Sir Clunkalot. In addition to roughly 2 hours of standard gameplay, players can spend many more hours creating and interacting in this exceptional VR sandbox.
Please be aware that you are buying the development version of early 2018 and the game is far more advanced by now as it can be seen in video footage and developer posts of the last months.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Due to expanding the playtime from about 2 hours to probably around 20 hours we also plan to increase the price to reflect the value of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We already received great feedback from the community and have taken it into account for our development process. At this point, we’re close to finishing development and won’t be able to implement further feedback before release. However, all feedback helps, and depending on the reception of Townsmen VR, we may still implement wishes and suggestions from the community in further updates post-release.
Thank you!”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Windows Mixed Reality. See the VR Support section for more info.
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About This Game

Build a medieval village within a completely interactively simulated world!

Townsmen VR uses the exciting possibilities of virtual reality to further enhance the classic city building game with entirely new gameplay experiences and interactive mechanics.

Lean back, relax and watch the bustling life of your villagers or actively get involved to speed up processes and move workers and resources directly where they are needed. You are able to seamlessly change between the all-encompassing view of a god and the detailed view of a citizen, able to follow the colorful life of your village. There is a lot to discover! But watch out for the Black Knight’s plundering hordes!

The game is currently in Early Access. We are excited to hear your feedback and ideas to make Townsmen VR an even better virtual reality experience in the future!

  • Simulation:

    Assign jobs and tasks to your villagers to build your supply chains and economy.
  • Town-planning:

    Unlock new buildings and place them freely within your village to optimize transport routes.
  • Experience:

    Brush over trees, form clouds into dangerous thunderstorms, go fishing with your bare hands and talk to your townies.
  • Interaction:

    Simply carry workers or resources directly to their destination to speed up the construction of buildings and production.
  • Fight:

    Recruit brave soldiers, build catapults and protect your island from the Black Knights raiding henchmen.
  • Tutorial:

    Your personal advisor Sir Clunk-a-lot will accompany you on your virtual tour of the medieval age with useful tips.
  • Sound:

    Medieval music, adorable sound effects, and a classy English voiceover ensure a fitting atmosphere.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 1800x equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 / AMD R9 Fury equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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